Pointed in the wrong direction, trapped outside their own history and unable to retrace their steps because their footprints had been swept away.
("The God of Small Things")
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Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power.
You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.
His eyes were polite yet maleficent, as though he was making an effort to be civil to the photographer while plotting to murder his wife.
When you say things like, 'We have to wipe out the Taliban,' what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway.
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Could anything justify the extermination of civilians on such a scale?
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